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Monday, September 11, 2017

These 5 Insulting Terms Could Make You Sound Racist

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

"Ethnic food" and others have to go.

Trump's Election Commissioner Is Eager to Reinstate Jim Crow-Era Voting Restrictions: Report

By David Edwards, Raw Story

William M. Gardner claims poll taxes and literacy tests will increase turnout.

Paul Krugman: The Republican Party May End Up Destroying Human Civilization

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Hurricane Irma is only the beginning.

Let's Take a Moment to Remember Trump's Monstrous Response to the 9/11 Attacks

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

He's never let human decency stop him from promoting his brand.

Did Bannon and Breitbart Fabricate a Media Decoy to Distract from Trump's Biggest Scandal?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Reporters and tweeting election experts take the change-the-topic bait as the Russia evidence trail grows.

Ivanka Has Played the Same Role for Her Dad for Over a Decade

By Erin Keane, Salon

Interrupting Big Daddy's meetings is neither an accident nor a harmless tic.

8 Lowlights from Steve Bannon's Tense New "60 Minutes" Interview

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

The former Trump adviser sparred with Charlie Rose over immigration and more.

John Oliver Has All the Evidence He Needs That Trump Is 'Clearly' out of His Mind

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

The "Last Week Tonight" host dissects the president's deplorable DACA decision.

The Single Biggest Question Left Unanswered from Steve Bannon's '60 Minutes' Interview

By Julie Alderman, Matt Gertz, Media Matters

Charlie Rose completely ignored the Breitbart CEO's deep ties to the Mercer family.

Robert Reich: Trump Has Only Inflamed 5 of America's Biggest Crises

By Robert B. Reich, Robert Reich's Blog

Trump is neglecting or worsening the five genuinely big problems facing America.

'Deep Throat' Mark Felt Had an Ulterior Motive for Leaking Watergate's Secrets

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

A new report indicates Felt was not the noble public servant we've been led to believe.

From Bethlehem to Brooklyn: How a Socialist Palestinian Reverend Became a Frontrunner in the New York City Council Race

By Rob Bryan, AlterNet

Khader El-Yateem could become the first Palestinian ever elected to city council.

Republicans' Total Inability to Govern Is Destroying the Country from the Inside Out

By Joan McCarter, DailyKos

The party's climate denialism has left us uniquely vulnerable to natural disasters like Harvey and Irma.

6 Lies Driving Trump’s Campaign to Create a Massive Clash with Iran

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Former CIA analyst dissects the dishonesty of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

The Ugly Motive Behind Trump's Repeal of DACA

By Melissa Franqui, Eunisses Hernandez, Drug Policy Alliance

The war on drugs and the war on immigrants intersect.

3 Famous Philosophers Who Took Psychedelics and Pronounced It Mind-Changing

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Psychedelics have proven to be of great interest to some great thinkers.

8 Foods that (Nearly) Last Forever

By Duane Mellor, Daniel Amund, and Isabella Nyambayo, The Conversation

After 106 years, Captain Scott’s fruitcake was found by the Antarctic Heritage Trust and “smelled edible."

Maternal Care Is Going Extinct in Rural America

By Adriana Gallardo, Nina Martin, ProPublica

A new study shows that more than half of the country’s rural counties now don’t have hospitals with obstetric services. And women of color are being hit the hardest.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Listen: It's Time for White Americans to Clean up Their Own House

By Chauncey DeVega, AlterNet

On this Chauncey DeVega Show podcast: Analyzing the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

3 Big Corporations Accused of Shamelessly Gouging Their Customers This Hurricane Season

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Call it disaster capitalism in miniature.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Pulls Study That Supported Obama's Decision Not to Intervene in Syria

By Jennie Neufeld, AlterNet

Critics feel the museum is advocating for "bystanderism."

The Violence of the ’60s Is Nothing Like What We Are about to Face

By Todd Gitlin,

The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were crazy, but we’re looking wilder.

A Tale of Two Irmas: Rich Miami Ready for Tumult as Poor Miami Waits and Hopes

By Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

Wealthy residents play golf, while a few miles away people are crossing their fingers.

6 of the Biggest Media Meltdowns This Week

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet

A New York Post column casually calls for nuking North Korea... and much more.

‘You Either Help or Turn Your Head’: Florida Residents Facing Irma Demand Trump Open Mar-a-Lago as a Shelter

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

As the storm grows stronger, Floridians wonder if the president will help them.

A Million Homes Lose Power As Hurricane Irma Makes Its Landfall in Florida

By Alan Yuhas and Martin Pengelly, The Guardian

A construction crane designed to withstand to survive the 130-150mph winds has collapsed on a building in downtown Miami.

Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed List Skips Melania, Trump Fans Wail on Twitter

By Gabriel Bell , Salon

Boycotts are threatened after Vanity Fair overlooks the queen of the deplorables.

Two Reasons Why Democrats Should Smile About Trump's Weakness

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The president’s embrace of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi offers pitfalls and possibilities.

Here Are 8 Dire Warnings Proving ‘Nowhere Will Be Safe’ Once Irma Makes Landfall in South Florida

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

“This is as real as it gets,” tweets the National Weather Service.

Surprise, Surprise: There Actually Is a Big Religious Voting Block Inside the Democratic Party

By Patricia Miller, Religion Dispatches

The narrative that Catholics have abandoned the Democratic Party is largely unsupported by the data.

GOP to Latinos: Drop Dead

By Eliza Newlin Carney, The American Prospect

Some Republicans want to salvage DACA, but it will be an uphill battle, and probably a losing one.

One Major Lesson From the Disastrous Floods Around the World: We've Been Building Cities All Wrong

By Dr. David Suzuki, AlterNet

Cities that are designed with nature in mind have fewer problems and healthier residents.

The Syrian War Is Ending and Assad Is the Victor

By Robert Fisk, The Independent

While we’re all waiting for Trump to start World War Three, we’ve not spotted that the military map of the Middle East has substantially, bloodily changed. It will be years before Syria and Iraq (and Yemen) are rebuilt – and the Israelis may have to go to Putin to clear up the mess they’re now in.

LGBT Groups Denounce 'Dangerous' Artificial Intelligence that Uses Your Face to Guess Sexuality

By Sam Levin, The Guardian

Two prominent LGBT groups have criticized a Stanford study as "junk science."

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Complaining About Hillary's Campaign Book Is a Huge Waste of the Progressive Movement's Time

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Why aren't they focusing on the anti-democratic practices that split the Democratic Party?

Russians Are Traveling to Trump's American Properties to Give Birth and Get Dual Citizenship for Their Babies

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Oddly, there's been not a peep from the right.

The Violence of the ’60s Is Nothing Like What We Are about to Face

By Todd Gitlin,

The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were crazy, but we’re looking wilder.

3 Big Corporations Accused of Shamelessly Gouging Their Customers This Hurricane Season

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Call it disaster capitalism in miniature.

LGBT Groups Denounce 'Dangerous' Artificial Intelligence that Uses Your Face to Guess Sexuality

By Sam Levin, The Guardian

Two prominent LGBT groups have criticized a Stanford study as "junk science."

Here Are 8 Dire Warnings Proving ‘Nowhere Will Be Safe’ Once Irma Makes Landfall in South Florida

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

“This is as real as it gets,” tweets the National Weather Service.

Alt-Righters Pushing Horrid Theory Heather Heyer Died of Weight-Related Heart Attack

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

Even Trump has condemned the neo-Nazi attacker who killed Heyer last month.

Where Does White Privilege Show Up?

By Kristin Hull, AlterNet

White people take their freedom for granted.

Florida Officials Warn Irma Will Be 'Storm Wider Than the State'

By Richard Luscombe , Ed Pilkington, David Smith, The Guardian

Hurricane is forecast to strike in the early hours of Sunday with winds of 150mph or greater, and the whole state is considered to be in the danger zone.

ICE Illegally Held a U.S. Citizen in Detention Center for 1,273 Days

By Jennie Neufeld, AlterNet

What happened to Davino Watson is "far from unusual," says a federal judge.

Sessions Is Wrong: There Is No Legal Justification for Ending DACA

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout

The decision to end DACA "is inhumane, cruel and shameful."

How Canadian Mounties Will Come to the Rescue of American Workers

By Leo Gerard, AlterNet

Canada is demanding that the new NAFTA includes a ban on so-called “right-to-work” laws.

How Monsanto Is Devastating Thousands of Farms Across 20 States

By Bill Freese, AlterNet

Monsanto's GE cotton and soybeans were made to be resistant to an herbicide that drifts to nearby crops.

Why Can't Legal Marijuana Dispensaries Get Bank Accounts?

By Rachel Leah, Salon

Lawyer Mitchell Kulick talks about cash-only cannabis dispensaries and the role federal banking laws play

Does Betsy DeVos Care More About Those Accused of Rape Than Its Victims?

By Lucia Graves, The Guardian

The education secretary’s policy switch will let schools off the hook, focusing on the ‘victims of the lack of due process’ rather than serial offenders.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thirsting for War, CNN's Jake Tapper Turned to Strange and Shady Syria Sources

By Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

Tapper promoted a little girl and a shady Syrian opposition lobbyist as his go-to regime change talking heads.

Who Is Begging for War? We Have Such a Poor Understanding of the Conflict with North Korea

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet

Unless the U.S. and its allies downgrade their threats against North Korea, peace in northwest Asia is unlikely.

Rush Limbaugh Flees for His Safety After Calling Hurricane Irma a Liberal Hoax

By Jeremy Binckes, Salon

The shock jock previously called storm coverage a ploy to drum up "fear and panic."

Paul Krugman: The Trump Administration's Newest Lie May Be Its Most Galling Yet

By Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet

Jeff Sessions wants you to believe the myth that Dreamers are stealing American jobs.

6 Harshest Reactions to Hillary Clinton’s New Book by Democrats

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Many people are not looking forward to the candidate's new memoir.

Email Prankster Who Duped Anthony Scaramucci Makes Sarah Huckabee Sanders His Latest Victim

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

The prankster also managed to fool White House special counsel Ty Cobb.

The Republican Plan for a One-Party State

By Rick Perlstein, The Washington Spectator

Sinclair Lewis supposedly said when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.

Noose Tightens on Russia: Donald Jr. to Testify as Evidence of Collusion Mounts

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Facebook sold ads to Russian "troll farm," Trump lawyer vows not to squeal and Republicans scramble for cover.

Bernie Sanders Answers Hillary's Criticisms in Her New Memoir

By Taylor Link, Salon

"I think the response is we have got to think going forward."

Right-Wing Media Is Using Hurricane Harvey to Push a New Racist Narrative

By Lisa Hymas, Media Matters

Fox News and Alex Jones are stoking fears of looting across Houston.

Robert Reich: Let's Abolish the Debt Ceiling Altogether

By Robert Reich,

Why do we keep playing a game of chicken with the global economy?

Trump-Weary GOP Braces for a Wave of Retirements from Congressional Republicans

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Rep. Charlie Dent will not be seeking reelection. He could be the first of many.

Water Just Got Healthier—or So PepsiCo Wants You to Think

By Sophie Linden, AlterNet

Does reverse-osmosis designer water really help a crippled planet?

Legal Scholar James Whitman: 'Trusting in Our Institutions' May Not Be Enough to Stop Trump

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Yale law professor on what the Nazis learned from American racism, and how the worst laws of the past linger on.

Despite Our 'Patriotic' Propaganda, the U.S. is a Force for Destruction in the Middle East

By Danny Sjursen, TomDispatch

The U.S. is in many ways little more than an air force, military trainer, and weapons depot for assorted Sunni despots.

DOJ Requesting the Identities of Emailers Involved in Trump-Protest Website

By Jennie Neufeld, AlterNet

Advocacy group argues that the DOJ seeks to build a list of those who oppose the Trump administration.

Trump's Minions in Government Carrying on His Attacks on Legitimate Media

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

The war on 'fake news' has infiltrated the government and inspired imitators at lower levels of the federal bureaucracy.

Over 5 Million Families in America are at Risk of Being 'Divided by Deportation'

By Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films

We need to defend families from deportation and we need your help to make these kids’ voices heard.

Refugee Crisis in India for Muslim Myanmar Migrants

By Teesta Setalvad, AlterNet

It's not looking good for 40,000 Rohingya refugees.

Trigger Happy With Toxins

By Jill Richardson, OtherWords

New varieties of GMOs come with instructions to douse the earth with toxic herbicides.

Campus Cannabis: The Top 7 Stoniest Small Colleges

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Bob Jones University didn't make the cut.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Elizabeth Warren Joins Kamala Harris in Co-Sponsoring Bernie's Landmark 'Medicare-for-All' Bill

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

“Everyone is covered. Nobody goes broke."

When the Racist Is Someone You Know and Love

By Katherine Fugate, Medium

May you always have the courage to speak out.

Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Took Turns Embarrassing Sarah Huckabee Sanders on ‘The View’

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The co-hosts are fed up with the administration's lies.

Thousands Want to Rename Hurricane Irma After Ivanka Trump

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Both have proven destructive to the environment and devastating to dozens of communities.

Behind the Guise of Adversarial Journalism, CNN’s Jake Tapper Is Taking America to War

By Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

Posing as Trump’s most dogged critic, Tapper has become the face and voice of American regime media.

Charles Blow: Trump Isn't Just a Bigot—He's a Sadist

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

"It's time we see him, his base, and even the Republican Party, for exactly who they are."

Roger Stone Yanked as Conference Keynote Speaker After Cannabis Community Erupts

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Stone's sleazy past and present ultimately outweighed his support for marijuana legalization.

Trump's Relationship with Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Might Just Have Hit Rock Bottom

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

The president dumps the GOP for a fling with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

5 Absurd Attempts to Equate Right-Wing Terrorists With Left-Wing Groups

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Trump and Co. are taking examples of false equivalencies to new ridiculous new heights.

Could Hurricane Irma Set Off a Nuclear Meltdown in Florida?

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Four reactors are directly in the path of the category 5 storm.

Donald Trump, Weakling

By Paul Waldman, The American Prospect

Contrary to what the president thinks, bluster and phony threats don't make you strong.

Hurricane Irma Has Rendered the Island of Barbuda 'Barely Habitable'

By Keith A. Spencer, Salon

The prime minister speculates that 95 percent of its roads and structures have been destroyed.

Steve Bannon Levels Deranged Attack on Catholic Church for Its Stance on Immigrant Rights

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Charlie Rose was taken aback during his interview with the former Trump adviser.

Has Trump Been Tamed by His Generals and the Pentagon?

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Amid crises, the Pentagon seeks to get an erratic commander-in-chief under control.

Despite Trashing Attempts by Right-Wingers, DACA Kids Are the Young People Most Parents Want Their Children to Be

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Six snapshots of who DACA recipients are: strivers, hard-working, responsible, honest, vetted—and more than half are women.

The Biggest Difference Between Private, Charter and Public Schools Isn't Test Scores—It's Marketing

By Jack Schneider , Harvard University Press

All the braggadocio about the so-called success of private and charter schools is just “concentrated privilege."

Steve Bannon's Game of Thrones: Jilted Genius Vows 'Bloody September'

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Ousted White House Svengali plotting with far-right House members to undermine Trump, sow chaos and destruction.

Black Family Welcomed to Kansas Neighborhood with Racist Vandalism

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

The Smiths had found their new home in Topeka through Habitat for Humanity.

What War With North Korea Would Look Like: 20,000 Dead in a Day

By Rob Givens, Breaking Defense

Our last 16 years of active combat in the Middle East would pale in comparison.

What Men and Women Really Desire in Their Sex Lives

By Dana Dovey, Medical Daily

Researchers hope their data can help couples find new and exciting ways of being intimate.

Will California Be the First State to Provide Addicts a Clean, Well-Lit Place to Shoot Dope?

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

It sounds whack, but safe injection sites are a proven public health intervention.

Delta Air Lines Price Gouges Hurricane Irma Evacuee’s Plane Ticket 600%

By Maria Vultaggio, International Business Times

Delta is not having a good year.

Millions Consumed Potentially Unsafe Water in the Past 10 Years

By News21 Staff, Agnel Philip, Elizabeth Sims, Jordan Houston, Rachel Konieczny, The Center for Public Integrity

The EPA estimates local water systems will need to invest $384 billion in the coming decades to keep water clean.

Mob Violence in India Will Have Legal Repercussions, for Once

By Teesta Setalvad, AlterNet

Violence occurred following the sentencing of a rapist masquerading as a religious guru.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

VIDEO: Early Reports from Barbuda Survivors of Hurricane Irma Describe Living 'Horror Movie'

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

More than half of the island is now homeless.

So Now John McCain Flip-Flops, Says He'll Vote to Destroy Obamacare and Medicaid?

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

McCain said he's ready to vote yes on a bill gutting health safety nets.

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Reveal 'Massive National Security Risks,' Warns Former Defense Department Official

By Reynard Loki, AlterNet

We're more prepared for a North Korean nuclear attack than for superstorms.

6 Reasons Hurricane Irma Could Be the Natural Disaster of Our Time

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

One meteorologist admits he's "at a loss for words" over the size of the storm.

Trump's Repeal of DACA May Become GOP's Worst Nightmare

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Trump's actions will drive millions of Latino voters to the Democrats for decades.

Rush Limbaugh Uncorks a Wild New Conspiracy Theory About Hurricane Irma

By Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek

The talk radio host suggests the category 5 storm is a liberal hoax. Really.

The One and Only Reason the Trump Administration Is Targeting Dreamers

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Jeff Sessions claims DACA recipients are prone to crime. It's a bald-faced lie.

How Sony, Obama, Seth Rogen and the CIA Secretly Planned to Force Regime Change in North Korea

By Tim Shorrock, AlterNet

The secret backstory to the U.S.-North Korea standoff.

Oklahoma Man's Berserk, Racist Rant Caught on Camera by Hispanic Shopper

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

"You’re an immigrant and you need to go back to your country."

Trump Is Making Millions Selling Access to Lobbyists and Corporate CEOs at His Golf Clubs

By Laura Clawson, DailyKos

A new report blows the lid off one of the president's biggest scams going.

Pennsylvania Man Arrested After Asking Sen. Pat Toomey a Question About Deportations

By Jeremy Binckes, Salon

The ACLU maintains that Simon Radecki was not "disturbing" a town hall meeting.

Robert Reich: Google Has More in Common with Trump Than You Might Think

By Robert Reich,

Both use money and clout to buy off politicians and silence their critics.

Jeff Sessions' Announcement to Scrap DACA Was Packed with Racist, Right-Wing Media Lies

By Cristina López G., Media Matters

The attorney general went "full Breitbart" in his statement.

NFL Star Michael Bennett Details Brutality at Hands of Las Vegas Police in Devastating Open Letter

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

The Seattle Seahawks defensive end is exploring legal action.

Ivanka Trump's Tweet About an Undocumented Immigrant Has Come Back to Haunt Her

By Harriet Sinclair, Newsweek

The first daughter has been skewered on social media since the president's DACA announcement.

The Economic Fantasies We Share with the Characters We Watch on TV

By Alissa Quart, The Guardian

What do shows such as Ozark, Billions and Empire have in common? They’re a new kind of aspirational television, about a 1% that lives with impunity.

'It's About Race': Paul Krugman Goes on Epic Rant Against Trump Killing DACA

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

“Apparently even Trump worries about how bad it looks."

Rep. Joaquin Castro Believes Trump May Have Already Crossed a 'Red Line' for Impeachment

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The Texas congressman suspects the president obstructed justice when he fired James Comey.

Jimmy Kimmel Pinpoints One of Trump's Most Dangerous and All-Consuming Obsessions

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

The late night host sounds off on the president's decision to ditch DACA.

Robert E. Lee Descendant Resigns From Church After Blasting White Supremacy on MTV

By Rachel Leah, Salon

The great-great-great-great nephew of Robert E. Lee "reluctantly" steps down from the pulpit after backlash.

Nationwide Immigration Protests Erupt After Trump Ends DACA

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Among the many protests, marches and walkouts, there have been 30 arrests in New York.

Got the End-of-Summer Blues? Here’s How Marijuana Can Help

By Martin A. Lee, The Fresh Toast

Cannabis can act as a "neurological laxative" for those suffering from anxiety.

Is Bacon Better for You Than Tilapia?

By Vanessa Schipani,

Articles circulating on the web claim tilapia may have up to 10 times more carcinogens than other fish.

Trump Administration Is Aggressively Defunding Pregnancy Prevention Programs

By Julia Flasphaler, AlterNet

Pushing abstinence-only sex ed denies young people of a basic human right.

Watch: A Toxic Tour of Houston from Refineries to Superfund Sites in Wake of Harvey

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Houston, the "Petro Metro," is home to a quarter of the petroleum refining capacity in the United States.

How Tyrannical Is a Country? Look at How It Treats Captive Animals

By Dane Waters, AlterNet

Myanmar is a case study in how freedom and compassion can be accrued to animals as well as humans.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Nationwide Immigration Protests Erupt After Trump Ends DACA

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Among the many protests, marches and walkouts, there have been 30 arrests in New York.

Obama Blasts Trump's Cruelty Toward Dreamers in Powerful Facebook Post

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

"To target these young people is wrong—because they have done nothing wrong."

Robert Reich: Trump Is Alienating One Group He Can't Afford to Lose

By Robert Reich,

The president's decision to phase out DACA leaves him more isolated than ever.

4 Ways a Republican Congress Can Wreck the Country This Month

By Mark Sumner, DailyKos

Could the U.S. default on its debt? Here are a handful of nightmare scenarios.

The Real Reason Evangelicals Have Made Trump Their New Messiah

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

An apostate believes the church is bent on overturning a landmark court decision.

Professor of US History: Why Trump Is Doomed to Be an Impotent President

By Donne Levy, History News Network

Increasingly, party elders are rebelling against him.

Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump Are Not on Speaking Terms: Report

By Taylor Link, Salon

The Senate majority leader has grown tired of listening to the president blather.

Paul Krugman: Hurricane Harvey Can't Be Called a Natural Disaster Alone

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Overdevelopment and deregulation made a terrible situation infinitely worse.

Latino GOP Organization President Rips Trump's DACA Decision: 'It's Insulting and Sad'

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

Even some prominent Republicans are horrified by POTUS' cruelty.

Trump Abruptly Ends 'Dreamers' Program, Upending Countless Lives and Families

By Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian

As many as 800,000 immigrants are expected to lose their status by 2020.

'Morning Joe' Howls with Laughter Watching Trump Load a Truck

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

"They're not breaking this down on 'Fox & Friends.'"

Why Are the Crucial Questions About Hurricane Harvey Not Being Asked?

By George Monbiot, The Guardian

This is a manmade climate-related disaster. To ignore this ensures our greatest challenge goes unanswered and helps push the world towards catastrophe.

Trump's Upside Down Approach to Empire

By Christy Thornton , Dollars and Sense

New directions in Trump’s approach to Latin America reveal the changed status of U.S. influence in the region.

11 Worthless Foods to Cut From Your Diet Right Now

By Robin Scher, AlterNet

Many popular foods cause distress to your body.

Russian Lawmaker Claims Kremlin Has the Goods on Trump

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

Nikita Isaev urges Putin to "hit" the U.S. president with its kompromat.

Our Collective Response to the Houston Tragedy Is Proof That Greed and Capitalism Aren't the Only Ways to Run Society

By Paul Buchheit, AlterNet

Despite the cooperative response to Houston, we face the continuing absurdity of a winner-take-all capitalist system.

Debunking a Key Line of Republican Attack on Medicaid and Poor People

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet

Another right-wing trope goes down in flames.

I Stuff My Mouth to Cope With Donald Trump

By Sophia Tesfaye, Matthew Rozsa, Salon

The politics of protest food.

Say His Name: Alonso Guillen. DACA Recipient, Died Rescuing People During Hurricane Harvey Floods

By First Amendment, DailyKos

"He's a hero & an American and he belongs here."

Trumpism Is Killing Dreamers' Dreams

By Lou Dubose, Agence Global

Members of Trump's Cabinet will stop at nothing to strip DACA programs.

'The Honeymoon Is Over': Morning Joe Panel Says Trump Voters Are Finally Getting Sick of the Drama

By David Ferguson, Raw Story

"He is the most selfish president I have ever seen in my lifetime.”

California Has a System That Punishes the Poor Through Traffic Violations—Civil Rights Groups Are Starting to Change That

By Adam Hudson, AlterNet

Solano County traffic violators will get a chance to challenge the unreasonably high fees that send them into debt.

Trump’s War on Dreamers and Other Immigrants Is a Frontal Attack on Everyone's Economic Safety Net

By Nancy Altman, AlterNet

Tearing apart families, costing the economy billions, and making it harder to expand Social Security.

How Long Can Republicans Ignore the Russia Scandal?

By Eliza Newlin Carney, The American Prospect

Recent revelations move the Russia probe into new territory, posing dangers not just for Trump but also his congressional allies.

Israel Is Playing Charades in Its Population Battle with Palestine

By Jonathan Cook, AlterNet

Peace between Israel and Palestine seems further out of reach in the Trump era.